Now in its tenth year, Small Business Saturday is upon us. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is specifically meant to be a reminder of how important our neighborhood businesses are to local economies around the country.
According to the website independentwestand.org, for every $100 spent with local businesses, approximately $68 will stay in your local economy. Compare that to only $43 of every $100 spent with national chains, and it is easy to see how important those “mom and pop” businesses are to your community.
Our hometown businesses are the ones that sponsor youth sports teams. They are the most likely to donate to local charities. When is the last time you saw a national chain buy a yearbook ad?
Now more than ever, our locally-owned Acadiana businesses need our support. Please remember to shop local today and every day, whenever possible.